I’ve never had any respect for Ted Cruz — I’ve always regarded him as a dangerous theocrat — which is why when he stood up to Trump at the RNC and called Trump out right there on the floor, I felt a tiny ping of “well, this guy’s a heel, but at least he’s willing to stand for what he believes in the face of adversity.”
Hah. Shows what I know.
Neither Cruz nor Kasich was there to kiss the ring of the new Republican Don, and in a move that put on display how incredibly petty Trump is, he threatened to create superPACs for the sole purpose of torpedoing either man’s political future. He also made the bizarre claim that Cruz’s father helped to kill JFK.
Kasich has held fast. Cruz? Well, he was looking like it there for a while. At least until today, when Cruz — who, it should be reiterated, attacked Trump on stage at the RNC — reversed polarity and jumped in behind Donald Trump.
What’s more, after encouraging voters to stay at home in November, Cruz is now encouraging them to vote for Trump come November. You have to wonder if they’re holding his dog hostage or something.
“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.”
So they are holding his dog hostage.
Look, if the answer is ever Trump, you’re asking the wrong question. I’m not sure who Cruz was praying to when he came to that conclusion, but it’s no god I want to ever meet.
This spectacular flip-flop should destroy Cruz completely. Of course, a lot of things Cruz has done over the past few years should’ve destroyed him completely, but they haven’t. The Kamikaze Caucus has proven to be on par with the Influenza virus both in resiliency and the number of people it can kill if left unchecked.
Of course, the most breathtaking thing of all is that, even after accusing Cruz’s father of helping to kill JFK, even after planning to take out Cruz’s future political career, after the stewing and the fuming, Trump can still announce to the world that he’s “greatly honored” by Cruz’s belated endorsement.
Which he did in a brief statement he released shortly after Cruz’s endorsement. It’s like self-awareness doesn’t exist to these people:
“I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz. We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again.”
“I am greatly honored by the endorsement of the man who’s career in politics I conspired to destroy in a moment of vindictive fury.” — Donald Trump.
These men must take us for idiots. It’s like the political version of when the guy who’s so convinced that he’s the smartest man in the room tries to argue Aristotle was Belgian. And being fair, I’m pretty sure that’s a fitting description of the people who vote for them.
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